Phil Hartstein is an executive and investor with more than two decades of experience in the intellectual property industry. Prior to Soryn IP Capital, Phil was the President and CEO of Finjan Holdings (formerly NASDAQ: FNJN, now owned by Fortress), where he oversaw the licensing and enforcement of the Company’s pioneering cybersecurity patents, and established a number of IP industry best practices for patent licensing. During his tenure as CEO, Finjan generated more than $300 million in licensing income both through negotiated deals and trial victories.
Phil’s career focused on IP investments and monetization, in industries ranging from medical devices to cybersecurity technologies. Phil is active in several industry organizations, and has worked diligently to establish standards for patent licensing through the Licensing Executives Society, where is a founding Board member of the LES Standards Development Organization. A named inventor and patent holder, Phil has more than two dozen pending and issued patents. Phil is regularly invited to speak on patent and policy related topics, and has been twice recognized as a Top 40 Global IP Dealmaker by IAM Magazine.
Phil graduated with a BS in Industrial Technology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.